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Staed Meeting Dinner - December 10, 2019

posted Dec 1, 2019, 11:21 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Stated Meeting Menu

Tuesday

December 10, 2019

 

(Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY,
by Dec 6th )

Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations!

TBD

 

Fall Reunion - November 22-24, 2019

posted Nov 2, 2019, 2:10 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Reunion - Royce Ford Class

 Reunion Schedule

Friday, November 22nd

5:30 – 6:00 pm          Registration
6:00 – 6:30 pm          Open Lodge of Perfection & Class Orientation
6:30 – 7:15 pm          Dinner (Lodge of Perfection to host)
7:15 – 8:05 pm          Confer 4
th Degree
8:05 – 8:15 pm          Break
8:15 – 9:45 pm          Communicate 5
th thru 10th Degrees
9:45 pm                     Close LOP/Class Dismissed (Badges to Tiler)

Saturday, November 23rd

9:00 – 9:45 am Communicate 11th thru 13th Degrees
9:45 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 10:45 am Confer 14
th Degree & Close LOP
10:45 – 11:30 am Open Chapter Rose Croix & Communicate 15
th - 17th Degrees
11:30 – 12:15 pm Lunch (Chapter Rose Croix to host)
12:15 – 1:30 pm Confer 18
th Degree & Close Chapter
1:30 – 2:30 pm Open Council of Kadosh & Communicate 19
th thru 22nd Degrees
2:30 – 2:40 pm Break
2:40 – 3:40 pm Communicate 23
rd thru 26 th Degrees
3:40 – 3:50 pm Break
3:50 – 4:35 pm Communicate 27
th thru 29 th Degrees
4:35 – 4:45 pm Break
4:45 – 5:30 pm Confer 30
th Degree & Close Council
5:30 pm Class Dismissed (Badges to Tiler)

Sunday, November 24th

9:30 – 10:00 am Open Consistory & Communicate 31 st Degree
10:00 - 11:30 pm Confer 32nd Degree & Close Consistory
11:30 – 11:45 am Class Photo
11:45 – 12:15 pm Social with Families
12:15 – 1:30 pm Banquet Lunch and Capping Ceremony

 

From the Personal Representative

posted Nov 2, 2019, 2:07 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Rebuilding the Temple Program

 When we started the building campaign earlier in the year, it was designed to bring in dollars that would eventually lead to fostering even larger funds to help treat the kids in our clinic. Although our clinicians are doing amazing work for the children they treat, we have another 95 kids on the wait list that may very well never get the treatment they deserve. To be able to bring in another 1 or 2 clinicians to take on a bigger load, and bring the waitlist down, we need the requisite dollars to pay them. We can only accomplish this by creating a more attractive building that will help bring in larger dollars through our rental program. We have a dozen or so projects that will do just that, but again, we need additional dollars to accomplish the projects.

A few months ago we refurbished the downstairs meeting room with new paint, a new easy-to-clean floor, all new LED lighting, new plugs and switches, and new window coverings. Originally, we could only rent the space for around $500 a day. Today, we get $1,500 a day, and the space has already been rented a couple dozen times. Also earlier in the year, we upgraded our sound system and speakers, which our customers tell us makes their events that much more pleasant to hold. Again, we are able to raise additional dollars through renting our audio system for music events and presentations during conferences. As this article is being written, we are in the last days of converting our old print and photo shop that was downstairs into a high end executive conference room, which the market tells us we will be able to rent for a $1,000 a day. There are other projects on the drawing board, and as we complete one project, we commence the next. We estimate, to complete all the projects we envision, it will take approx. 2 years or so at a total cost of approx. $250,000. It is a lot of money up front, but over the long term, will yield significant funds that will only enhance our clinic’s potential.

That’s the why. Now, an update to the how. As you are all aware, we started the campaign at the beginning of the year. It was envisioned as a 2 – 3 year campaign where we have asked each of you to assist by either contributing a one-time gift or a pledge donation where you can contribute in smaller payments over a period of months as you choose. We are about 20% of the way through the estimated time to complete the campaign and we are very pleased and thankful that we have surpassed the 20% mark in funds raised which have been either directly donated in cash or with pledges which are expected to come in over the next many months.

To date, we have received $37,871 in direct donations, and another $16,938 in long term pledges. This brings our total to $54,809 or just over 21% towards our goal of $250,000. These donations have come from 49 different donors. With a membership of 622 members, this equates to just under 8% participation.  There is still plenty of time in our campaign to contribute, and we hope each of you see the need and the benefit in what we are asking. You don’t have to make a large donation to make a difference. Every dollar is precious and will go a long way in accomplishing our goal. We ask only that you consider where we are headed as Scottish Rite Masons, and that you remember, “Each to his own ability”. Give as you can, but please participate at some level. Think of the funds we could raise if every member contributed just a little. A large donation, or small, it doesn’t matter. But please be a part of the solution.

I want to thank each of you who have so generously contributed thus far. As well, I want to thank in advance, each of you who makes a decision to come onboard and help us reach our ultimate goal. Our Valley is accomplishing amazing things. But, it is only because of you, our members, that we are so successful. You truly make the difference.


Stated Meeting Dinner - November 12, 2019

posted Nov 2, 2019, 2:05 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Stated Meeting Menu

Tuesday

November 12, 2019

 

(Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY,
by Nov 8th )

Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations!

Assorted Appetizers
Smoked Turkey Breast
Mashed Potatoes
Green Beans
Mixed Green Salad
Rolls

Pumpkin Pie

 

Night of Instruction & Festive Agape - December 3, 2019

posted Nov 2, 2019, 2:03 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

The Personal Representative

and

 The Venerable Master

of the

Valley of San Jose

Invite all

Scottish Rite Freemasons and other Brother Masons to

 

A Night of Scottish Rite Instruction and Festive Agape

 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

at

The Scottish Rite Center

2455 Masonic Drive

San Jose, California

    Brother Christopher Willingham, 32 Degree

Valley of San Jose

Will Favor Us with an Informative Talk on a Relevant

Masonic Topic: “PURPOSE AND BECOMING”

Schedule of Events

6:30PM – 7:00 PM – Social Time

         7:00PM – 7:30PM – Talk by Brother Willingham

                       7:30PM – Festive Agape/Dinner

                                                   Cost $25.00           

 

Requested dress is white tie & tails, tux or dark suit & tie with SR Cap

Reservations are required

Please call the SJ Scottish Rite @ 408-978-7483 to make your reservations

Reservations not canceled before November 28, 2019 must be honored

 

Stated Meeting Dinner - October 8, 2019

posted Oct 1, 2019, 1:58 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Stated Meeting Menu

Tuesday

October 8, 2019

 

(Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY,
by Oct 4th )

Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations!

Assorted Appetizers
October Fest Feast

Dessert

 

SCOTTISH RITE MILITARY RECOGNITION NIGHT November 12, 2019

posted Oct 1, 2019, 1:57 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Join with us for this special, patriotic Stated Meeting Dinner to recognize the service and sacrifices made by our military to help assure our freedom.

During the evening we will honor two members of our military who have made important contributions to their respective services and to the Senior and Junior Reserve Officers Training (ROTC) programs in our Scottish Rite Valley. Further, all past and present military members will be recognized by branch of service.

Wear your uniform or proudly display your awards and decorations of achievement. Come out and meet our honored guests.

 

Scottish Rite Polo Shirts

posted Sep 6, 2019, 1:05 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

You can get your very own San Jose Scottish Rite Polo Shirt.  These are high quality shirts.  They are of a poly wicking material so they will not fade or shrink.  They are available in either Black or White.

Cost is $35 per shirt.  Please contact the Secretary to place your order.  I have a limited supply of XL

 

Fall Reunion - New Dates

posted Sep 6, 2019, 1:03 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

The Royce Ford Class will be held on November 22-24, 2019.
We will do the 5 mandatory Degrees with the Capping Ceremony on Sunday Afternoon

 

Western Railway Museum - Nov. 2, 2019

posted Sep 6, 2019, 1:01 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

San Jose Scottish Rite Bodies

Council of Kadosh       

 

Saturday, November 2, 2019 

12:00 Noon

Western Railway Museum

5848 State Highway 12, Suisun City, CA

Join the Council of Kadosh and visit the Western Railway Museum.  Ride a vintage interurban car on a 45 minute trip into the past on the original Sacramento Northern tracks.  Following the 12:30 P.M. trip, Richard Fisher will give a 30 minute tour of Barn 3 housing historic electric rail cars from the 1890s to the late 1980s on six tracks.  On the way home you can visit the Jelly Belly factory store off Highway 12.

 

Admission for an all day pass is: Adults - $10, Seniors - $9, Children - $7

 

The museum is about an hour and 30 minutes from San Jose via the Martinez-Benicia Bridge. www.wrm.org

Please call Brother Naresh Rampershad at 408/660-0121 or sign up at the San Jose Scottish Rite

If enough attend the Museum may run a 1939 San Francisco Bay Bridge Unit for us

Tickets will be purchased at the Museum

 

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